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(Left to right) Officers of the SF State Ethnic Studies Students Organization, President Sophia Wenzel, Vice President Nureldin Maslu, Social Media Manager Skye Bennike, Treasurer Iliana Jacobo and Secretary Heaven Estrada go over their meeting plans in EP 110 B on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016. (Brenna Cruz/Xpress)

Ethnic Studies Department Wins Two Hero Awards

Julia Custodio September 12, 2016

The San Francisco Human Rights Commission and its Equity Advisory Committee has presented two Hero Awards to the College of Ethnic Studies for their activism and perseverance in gaining adequate funding...

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict on Campus: The AMED Studies Program

Paisley Trent December 1, 2020

“Life-changing” is how SF State alum Noel Madbak described the classes she took that delved into her identity and her family experiences — something she said she never encountered in an academic...

Illustration by Siobhán Eagen

Ethnic studies builds bridges not walls

Pamela Estrada, Staff reporter February 19, 2020

The dust has settled, the strike is over and the demands have been compromised and for what will be 51 years—SF State has been the host of one of the first College of Ethnic Studies. As we ponder and...

Editor’s note on last week’s ethnic studies issue

Xpress Staff October 15, 2019

As a publication, we want to sincerely apologize to the Africana Studies department, Black Student Union, Arab and Muslim Ethnicities Diaspora department, and any other groups who were affected by the...

K-12 students should have Ethnic Studies

Kerasa Dimitrios Tsokas October 7, 2019

An assembly bill, which would require undergraduate students to take a three-unit ethnic studies course for CSU curriculum, is working its way through the California Legislature. The bill, if passed,...

The fight for Ethnic Studies continues

Arianne Arciaga October 7, 2019

Crowds of students and faculty on the SF State campus held their signs up loud and proud as they fought through a sea of police officers, shouting, “On strike shut it down! On strike shut it down!” 50...

‘Red Tawks’ emphasize American Indian Studies struggle

Juan Carlos Lara, Staff October 7, 2019

Joanne Barker, the department chair for American Indian Studies (AIS) addressed a crowd on Sept. 25, kicking off the first event in a series of Red Tawks— discussions and workshops meant to commemorate...

Latinx studies self-funds graduation ceremony

Latinx studies self-funds graduation ceremony

Alexis Manzanilla May 21, 2019

Graduation speaker and International Relations major Maria Jose Lozano stands for a portrait wearing a sash with Colombian flag on it at SF State on May 16, 2019. (JAMES CHAN/Golden Gate Xpress)   As...

College of Ethnic Studies to add minors

College of Ethnic Studies to add minors

Camila Ramirez Diaz April 16, 2019

The Academic Senate approved areas of minor study in Critical Pacific Islands and Oceania studies, Queer Ethnic Studies and on April 16 it will vote on Critical Mixed Race studies, according to Asian American...

Amy Sueyoshi, newly appointed Dean of Ethnic Studies, poses for a portrait in studio Friday, April 5. (JAMES CHAN/ Golden Gate Xpress)

College of Ethnic Studies dean appointed

Sahar Swaleh April 9, 2019

Amy Sueyoshi, newly appointed Dean of Ethnic Studies, poses for a portrait in Humanities 311 on Friday, April 5. (JAMES CHAN/ Golden Gate Xpress)   The University hired Amy Sueyoshi as the dean...

Organizations, departments host celebrations

Organizations, departments host celebrations

Alexis Manzanilla March 19, 2019

Amid a lack of University funds, the students and faculty of the College of Ethnic Studies turned to Associated Students, Inc. for help funding their own departmental end of the year celebrations, according...

Daly City Councilmember Rod Daus-Magbual speaks at an event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the SF State Third World Liberation strike Feb 19, 2019. (James Chan/Xpress)

Asian American Studies hosts commemoration for Third World Liberation Front strike

Joseph High February 21, 2019

The Asian American Studies department hosted a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Third World Liberation Front strike at the Student Life Event Center Tuesday night. The strike stretched...

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